Kie vs Vie - What's the difference?

kie | vie |


As a noun kie

is (uk|dialect|obsolete) kine; cows.

As a verb vie is

to rival; to struggle for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.

kie

English

Noun

(en-plural noun)
  • (UK, dialect, obsolete) kine; cows
  • (Halliwell)
    (Webster 1913) ----

    vie

    English

    Verb

  • To rival; to struggle for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
  • Her suitors were all vying for her attention.
  • * Addison
  • In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as to vie with the best of their family.
  • (archaic) To rival (something), etc.
  • * 1608 , William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra [http://www.rhymezone.com/r/gwic.cgi?Path=shakespeare/tragedies/antonyandcleopatra/v_ii//&Word=to+vie+strange+forms+with+fancy;+yet,+to+imagine#w]
  • But, if there be, or ever were, one such, / It's past the size of dreaming: nature wants stuff / To vie strange forms with fancy; yet, to imagine / An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, / Condemning shadows quite.
  • To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss / She vied so fast.
  • * Milton
  • Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them.
  • * Herbert
  • And vying malice with my gentleness, / Pick quarrels with their only happiness.
  • To stake; to wager.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.
  • Synonyms

    * battle * compete * oppose

    Antonyms

    * concede * reconcile

    Anagrams

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